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- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Just Can't Get No REST
- From: Paul Prescod <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 13:38:30 -0700
- Cc: "'XML-DEV'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Well, humans. The semantic web has a long evolution
> in front of it to beat the troublemakers and for that
> reason, frictionless business based on loosely coupled
> REST principles (based on URIs and GETs) won't work readily.
Business has friction because business should have a certain amount of
friction (e.g. accountants and auditors). Technology that adds
integration friction to the social friction is just overhead.
> It may be just as doable to lie to RPC, but it isn't
> as easy.
IMHO, tricking computers is always easy, whether you use RPC, REST,
asynchronous messaging or whatever.